buck fever means a state of intense nervous excitement which may be entirely divorced from timidity.
Any beginner is apt to have "buck fever," and therefore no beginner should go at dangerous game.
And what few running shots offered, he missed, mainly because of buck fever.
"I'll bet you'll get buck fever the first time you come across it," chuckled the Head Chief.
The youngster's stance was perfect, but so was his buck fever.
I am not subject to buck fever, and was disgusted to find myself so badly "rattled" that I could scarcely handle the rifle.
Cool fellow enough on ordinary occasions, he now had a violent attack of what is called the "buck fever."
To say that Curlie was suddenly stricken with buck fever, would be putting it mildly.
"Shook with the buck fever," admitted the boyish sergeant, with a laugh.
I suppose I hardly need tell you that Tom was suffering from that peculiar nervousness known as buck fever.